Steve McClaren: A Rock’n’Roll Tribute

Steve McClaren: A Rock’n’Roll Tribute

All we had to do was draw with Croatia to qualify for Euro 2008 in Austria and Switzerland… and, well, poor old [b]Steve McClaren[/b], he really blew it, didn’t he?

The England coach was comprehensively outfoxed by his Croatian counterpart Slaven Bilic, and that defeat – to cap a truly dismal qualifying campaign – has cost him his job.

Never mind, we have it on good authority (ie we made it up) that the following tunes are currently on his iPod shuffle – no doubt making him feel a whole lot better…

[b]“Croatian Divorce” – Steely Dan
“Goodnight Vienna” – Ringo Starr
“I Threw It All Away” – Bob Dylan
“5-4-Three-Two-1” – Manfred Mann
“Tango ‘Til They Score” – Tom Waits
“When Euro Gone” – Avril Lavigne
“(Let Me Stand Next To) You’re Fired” Jimi Hendrix
“Trampled Blunderfoot” – Led Zeppelin
“Mac – The Knifed” – Bobby Darin
“Slaven To The Rhythm” – Grace Jones
“Hopeless” Neil Young[/b]

Surely you lot can come up with some better McClaren puns: email us!

From [b]Jamie[/b], on behalf of our Scottish readers has today sent us these:

On the result/performance:
[b]You Get What You Deserve – Big Star
Its All Over Now – The Rolling Stones
This Magic Moment – The Drifters
The Sound Of Failure – The Flaming Lips
More Pricks Than Kicks – Shane McGowan & The Popes
Dancing In The Street – Martha & The Vandellas[/b]

For Steve McLaren:
[b]You Better Move On – Arthur Alexander
Aint Nobody Gonna Miss Me (When I’m Gone) – George Jones (except Scotland fans)[/b]


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